Malware & SEO hacking hits UK government, schools & universities

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  • June 9, 2009
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Hacking websites to insert malware and links to other websites isn’t a new practice but thanks to the negligent actions of many schools, universities and government departments it’s becoming more widespread.

Websites using outdated software are full of gaping holes which, once found, can be exploited across dozens of different sites. The latest study finds that hundreds of school, government and university sites have been affected with schools blindly linking to viagra sites from their homepages.

Hacked

How to see the hacked pages

You can see some of the hundreds of sites by performing the following search queries similar to the ones below on Google.

The hackers quite often make the text invisible on the page so you may need to click on the “Cached” link offered in the Google results and then the “Text-only version” of the cached page. An example is here.

Thanks Ritchie from Online Backup Technology for the tip.

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